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News: South Africa

We have started to collect the most important news related to South Africa in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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South Africa: news

BMW scales back in South Africa

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 19:22

BMW stops "all future plans" to expand in South Africa after the strike in the country's car manufacturing industry causes export sales to drop by 75%.
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VIDEO: World’s first digital laser unveiled

Monday, September 30th 2013, 23:24

Researchers at South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have unveiled the world's first digital laser.
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New Zealand edge closer to title

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 7:19
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand beat Argentina to close in on the Rugby Championship title, but a South Africa win takes it to the final game.
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SA miners' joy at Anglo settlement

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

A group of ex-gold miners in South Africa say they are relieved that a health compensation claim against Anglo American South Africa has been settled.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 15:34

Nelson Mandela is continuing to respond to treatment at his home in Houghton, according to South African President Jacob Zuma.
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SA police 'lied over mine shootings'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 7:25

South African police lied about the Marikana shootings last year, in which 34 striking miners were killed, a commission of inquiry says.
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Dewani police evidence questioned

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A leading forensic scientist raises concerns about police evidence against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of ordering the killing his wife on their South African honeymoon.
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South Africa's craze for heroin-marijuana cocktail

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 9:00

South Africa's craze for cocktail of heroin, marijuana and rat poison
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VIDEO: The drug cocktail blighting South Africa

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 8:17

There are growing concerns about the number of teenagers becoming hooked on a heroin-based drug cocktail in South Africa.
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VIDEO: BBC obtains Dewani text messages

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 18:37

The BBC has obtained new text messages suggesting difficulties in the relationship between Anni Dewani, who was shot dead on her honeymoon in South Africa, and her husband Shrien, who is accused of ordering her murder.
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All Blacks outmuscle South Africa

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 12:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand move above South Africa in the Rugby Championship with a gruelling 29-15 win in Auckland.
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Can we learn to love vultures?

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 0:45

The South African project helping them improve their image
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VIDEO: Vulture decline 'could affect humans'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 23:02

South African conservation group VulPro is warning of the threat to the continent's vulture population from elephant and rhino poachers.
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First African US Open winner hailed

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

South African wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole returns home to a hero's welcome after becoming the first African to win a US Open singles title.
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'Too fat' chef in NZ visa reprieve

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

An obese South African man facing deportation from New Zealand for being too fat is given a 23-month visa extension.
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South Africa gold strike ends

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 15:12

A South African gold miners' strike involving 80,000 workers has ended after employees at Harmony Gold accepted a final wage offer.
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Julius Malema party to fight SA poll

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 16:19

South Africa's former ANC youth leader Julius Malema registers a political party and says it will contest 2014 elections, vowing mine nationalisation.
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VIDEO: SA gold miner 'forced to strike'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 16:15
related places: Johannesburg

As gold miners in South Africa go on strike for higher pay, Will Ross has been to one of the main gold mining areas, Carltonville near Johannesburg, to speak to striking mineworkers.
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VIDEO: SA gold miners go on strike

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 3:40

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands.
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South African gold miners on strike

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 17:56

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.
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Mandela discharge shows 'progress'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:30

Nelson Mandela's discharge from hospital after nearly three months of treatment shows he has made "progress", South African President Jacob Zuma says.
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VIDEO: Mining gold, living in a tin shack

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 6:08

Gold miners in South Africa are about to go on strike, joining tens of thousands of workers from other sectors taking industrial action.
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South Africa grapples with dilemma of pregnant students

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:28

South Africa grapples with a growing problem
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VIDEO: 'I have to support four households'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:16

As South African gold miners go on strike over pay, one worker talks about her struggle to make ends meet.
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'Homophobic' Flora advert removed

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Flora

Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever says it has ordered the withdrawal of a Flora margarine advertisement in South Africa that had been condemned as homophobic.
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VIDEO: Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 16:11
related places: Johannesburg

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns to his Johannesburg home, where he continues to receive intensive care.
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Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 15:12
related places: Johannesburg

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns to his Johannesburg home, where he continues to receive intensive care.
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Mandela release reports 'incorrect'

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 11:19
related places: Johannesburg

Media reports that former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital are incorrect, South Africa's presidency says.
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South Africa gold miners call strike

Friday, August 30th 2013, 11:23

Gold miners in South Africa call a strike over their wage demands, to start on Tuesday, mine-owners say.
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VIDEO: 'This is my job': Life on rubbish dump

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 5:51
related places: Viljoenskroon

Nomsa Maseko reports from the town of Viljoenskroon in South Africa, where a massive rubbish dump has become a source of survival for the local community.
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Girl of seven 'shoots friend dead'

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:58

A seven-year-old South African girl has shot dead her friend, aged six, with her grandfather's revolver while playing at a farm, police say.
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South Africa hit by wave of strikes

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:33

Construction and airport workers in South Africa go on strike for higher wages, following similar action in other sectors and dealing a further blow to the troubled economy.
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Mandela showing 'great resilience'

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 13:14

South Africa's ailing ex-leader, Nelson Mandela, is showing great resilience though his condition is unstable at times, the government says.
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Friday, August 23rd 2013, 13:18

South Africa's main opposition party criticises the government's refusal to pay legal fees for miners at an official inquiry into killings at Marikana last year.
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SA vigilante murder charges dropped

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 14:41
related places: Cape Town

A South African court withdraws charges of murdering three Tanzanians against the leader of Pagad, a controversial vigilante group in Cape Town.
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VIDEO: South Africa car worker strike

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 2:01

South Africa's multi-billion dollar car export market is under increasing pressure, as tens of thousands of auto workers went on strike.
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Mum accused of plotting sons' death

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:53

A 50-year-old woman is arrested in South Africa for allegedly ordering the killing of her two sons as part of a life insurance scam, police say.
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SA 'cracks child pornography ring'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 9:09

South Africa's police arrest six men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring, a spokesman says.
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VIDEO: South Africa's cycling medicine men

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 14:24

Collecting medicine from a hospital or dispensary in some of South Africa's townships is no mean feat, but a 21-year-old entrepreneur has come up with a solution.
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Mandela and the power of music

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 2:17

How the power of song helped shape South Africa
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Pistorius murder trial set for March

Monday, August 19th 2013, 13:37
related places: Pretoria

The trial of Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is set for March as the South African athlete returns to court.
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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius to reappear in court

Monday, August 19th 2013, 6:16
related places: Pretoria

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to reappear at Pretoria magistrates' court over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Zuma painting vandal convicted

Friday, August 16th 2013, 16:28

One of the men accused of vandalising a painting showing South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed is convicted of malicious damage to property, local media say.
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Lonmin sorry for South Africa deaths

Friday, August 16th 2013, 14:37

The company which owns South Africa's Marikana mine, where 34 striking workers were shot dead by police, apologises for the first time.
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ANC boycotts Marikana ceremonies

Friday, August 16th 2013, 12:02

South Africa's governing ANC is boycotting events marking the killing of 34 miners by police a year ago, saying they are politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Inside a South African gold mine

Friday, August 16th 2013, 0:45

A year on from South Africa's deadly Marikana mine dispute, Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process.
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Marikana: Economic impact one year on

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:14

South Africa's mining industry still faces uncertainty
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De Villiers criticises quota move

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:42

The first black coach of the Springboks says the South African RU is "wasting its time" by introducing a racial quota.
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Violence shuts South Africa schools

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 16:59

A surge in gang violence leads education officials in South Africa's Western Cape province to close 16 schools for two days.
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Marikana: 'My husband died in vain'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:55

South Africa's mining widows say their husbands died in vain
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SA police bailed in taxi-driver case

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:39
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

A South African court frees on bail nine policemen charged with the murder of a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged behind a police van.
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